Research into self-driving cars is gathering pace in the U.K. — and a growing number of institutions and companies across the country are now actively working on the next generation of autonomous vehicles.
The sector received a further boost last month, when the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS) awarded just over £17 million ($24 million) to partly fund eight research and development projects under Innovate UK’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) competition.
The agency said the funding will enable industry heavy hitters such as Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. and Siemens AG to work alongside university research teams and startups like Gobotix Ltd. and Improbable to develop the “wide variety of digital and physical technologies that will be needed to supported driverless transport systems of the future.”
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